Although it is very touristy, Montmartre still has plenty of charm and atmosphere, and by far the best way to see it is on foot.

From Anvers metro station on line 2, walk straight up towards the basilica.

in Paris that are free for everyone every day; there are others that are free for students every day, and there are others that are free for everyone one Sunday a month.

In addition, there are plenty of other ways, besides visiting museums and monuments, of enjoying Paris, its ambiance and its life, without spending more than is needed for a cup of coffee or a beer on a café terrace.- The permanent collections of museums owned and run by the City of Paris tend to be free.

Many still do sell old books; others sell old prints or modern copies of old prints, even old maps and historic newspapers, others sell postcards and souvenirs.

The bouquinistes are a historic Parisian tradition.

From the Place de la Concorde, then wander up the Champs Elysées, the most famous street in the world.

This magnificent tree-lined boulevard runs 1900 metres (just over a mile) from the Place de la Concorde to the Place charles de Gaulle, or Place de l'Etoile, in the middle of which stands the great Arc de Triomphe, or Triumphal Arch, erected in the 19th century to commemorate the victories of Napoleon.

It's not what it used to be in the olden days, when Montmartre really was one of the haunts of Parisian artists like Utrillo or Toulouse-Lautrec, but it still has plenty of atmosphere and charm.

Enjoy the experience of the Louvre from the outside.

Wander through the main courtyard of the Louvre and view the glass pyramid close up.